Mls Expansion Thread

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  1. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I know Populous' work, but not the other guys.
    They have done a lot of big projects.
     
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  2. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    I have heard of Populous and not the other firm. The stadium design should be interesting, especially since the owners want this.

    “We need to build a stadium that will be comfortable for both the fans and players, so it was crucial that the winning architectural design team understood the challenges and opportunities associated with the Sonoran Desert"

    They want an indoor or retractable roof stadium, but they don't want to break the bank. So it might be an outdoor stadium, which hopefully it won't be.
     
  3. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    Here is some new MLS expansion news.

    Looks like MLS may reward Miami their franchise team on Monday?

    Report: Beckham’s Miami MLS franchise finally approved


    Cincinnati may have found some new land to place their stadium since the original site has some issues.

    Stadium clue? FC Cincinnati signs option on land in the West End

    Detroit has done nothing, they have the rich owners and ready to place the team in Fords Field. But MLS doesn't like the idea and prefers Detroit to build a separate stadium.

    https://www.freep.com/story/sports/2017/12/09/detroit-mls-soccer-expansion-team/937107001/

    Sacramento trying to find a new billionaire owner to franchise the team.

    http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/city-beat/article196477819.html


    Here in Phoenix, they have the land and financing to build a stadium from Goldman Sachs. They finally decided on an architecture firm to design the stadium. The only issue MLS may have is team financing, they believe they don't have enough rich owners to finance the future team as they grow.
     
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  5. HecticArt

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    Seems about right to me.
     
  6. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    Now I know why I never heard of Gould Evans firm. They are based out of Phoenix.
     
  7. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    Phoenix Rising FC has been busy for the past couple of months, they finally announce an architecture firm to design the stadium. They signed with MacronSports to design their kits. The kits below are their training gear. They PRFC will be announced there main kits in March.



     
  8. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    Huge news out of the Phoenix Rising FC organization. They just got some new rich owners.

    Phoenix MLS expansion bid adds billionaire owner

     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2018
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  11. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    The fans of Phoenix Rising FC created a podcast, which I haven't listen to yet. I read on twitter, they interview a couple of the owners and there some rumors that renderings of the future MLS stadium might come out this week.

     
  12. Wolf

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  13. semipenguin

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  14. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    Go Dynamo!

    Hopefully, end of this year Rising can become an expansion slot.
     
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  15. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    Phoenix Rising FC just revealed some renderings for a future potential MLS stadium.

     
  16. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    Here are few renderings of the stadium.

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  18. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    I'm just following some updates on the MLS expansion and here is some of the latest info.

    Nashville council defeats proposal to rescind Major League Soccer stadium deal

    Report: Miami MLS ownership explore stadium site possibility in Doral

    I personally think if cities have all their stuff in line and get awarded a franchise and then decide to change the stadium location they should lose their franchise. Because there are other cities that might have better deals and won't pull this kind of stunt.
     
  19. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    Here some other information update from Cincinnati, Detroit, and Sacremento battling for the 26th spot.

    Cincinnati city council voted to approve a new stadium site.

    MLS acknowledges FC Cincinnati progress, indicates expansion talks will continue

    Simply MLS doesn't want to award a city to play in an NFL stadium anymore.

    Major League Soccer holds off on expansion decision

    Sacremento looking for some new billionaires, even though they're about to build their new stadium.

    Major League Soccer sees 'positive step' for Cincinnati. What now for Sacramento?
     
  20. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    Here an update from the Cincinnati group of what the new proposed stadium looks like. Since the site won't let me copy the image, click the link below.

    https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinn...ati-releases-potential-plan-for-west-end.html

    This site gives an update from the 7 other expansion sites and I didn't know that St. Louis drop out.

    Other MLS Expansion Bids Could Rise - Soccer Stadium Digest

    Phoenix Solid ownership group, solid stadium plan (rendering shown above), solid market. We would be utterly amazed if Phoenix didn’t land an expansion team in the next few years.

    San Diego Solid ownership, cloudy stadium plan, good market after defection of the NFL’s Chargers. If the SoccerCity initiative fails on a public referendum this fall, it will be hard for this group to rebound quickly.

    Raleigh/Durham Things have been awfully quiet on the MLS expansion front in North Carolina, as state legislators didn’t show much inclination to help North Carolina FC owner Steve Malik on his plan for a new downtown Raleigh stadium. But Raleigh/Durham would seem to be the perfect market—demographically, at least—for MLS.

    San Antonio On paper, the San Antonio bid is strong, with a great ownership group and support for elected officials in place. In reality, the prospect of the city landing a team is seriously threatened by Anthony Precourt’s attempt to move his Columbus Crew to Austin. No, it’s not fair, but it is the status quo. Should Precourt succeed, you can move San Antonio to the bottom of this list.

    Indianapolis Indy Eleven owner Ersal Ozdemir has had a great 2018, moving his team from NASL to USL and shifting the team’s home venue to Lucas Oil Stadium, where the team has drawn well in its first two matches. Will this momentum be enough to land an MLS expansion team? It will probably take some heavy hitters in the ownership group to make this happen.

    Tampa Bay/St. Pete Bill Edwards was seeking new investors for his Tampa Bay Rowdies (USL) earlier this year, and there was little indication a future MLS team was part of the sales pitch. Edwards has been the mover and shaker behind the shift of the Rowdies from poor-drawing team to a well-positioned USL team with its own downtown St. Petersburg home. The uncertainty surrounding the Tampa Bay Rays and Tropicana Field certainly clouds any public funding of an Al Lang Stadium expansion.

    Charlotte Solid ownership, cloudy stadium plan, good market. The NFL’s Charlotte Panthers have sucked all the oxygen of the local sports market, with the team for sale and a leading contender to land the team saying a new stadium is a must. Mecklenburg County is moving forward with a plan to renovate Memorial Stadium for USL soccer.


    With everything looking at the final 3 spots, Detroit could be skipped and Phoenix could sneak in and the final 3 cities could be Cincinnati, Sacremento, and Phoenix. But San Diego isn't far behind, but the city has to vote and approve it.
     
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